Blogs from the NADA Convention
Navigating the great digital divide
Posted 3:30 pm U.S. ET, Jan. 23
AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson says that most customers don't want a fully digital deal in which their vehicle is delivered to their home or office. They want to come into a store, look the car over, maybe even change their minds. (DAVID PHILLIPS)
SAN FRANCISCO -- The data vs. the gut.
As auto dealers gather for the NADA convention here in the heart of the United States’ disruptive, digital culture, it’s clear that they have to navigate between those two styles of management.
Again and again, speakers at the Automotive News Retail Forum on Thursday explained how they were adapting to the shopping styles of modern consumers, ma ...
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Low gas prices - the good ... and bad for dealers
Posted 8:25 pm U.S. ET, Jan. 23
| Richard Johnson is print editor of Automotive News.|
A lot of auto people can't seem to make up their minds about whether low gasoline prices are in the long-term best interest of the car industry, given that they may not be in the best interest of the economy at large.But none of those people are dealers, it seems. Just ask the dealers at the Moscone Center."It sure doesn't hurt," said Steve Germain, CEO of Germain Motor Co. in Columbus, Ohio. "For ...
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Fox, incoming chair, stumbles and takes on look of a prizefighter
Posted 2:01 pm U.S. ET, Jan. 22
| Jim Henry is a special correspondent for Automotive News.|
SAN FRANCISCO -- Bill Fox, incoming NADA chairman, tripped and fell in San Francisco earlier this week, requiring five stitches in his chin and three trips to the dentist so far for repairs, according to outgoing NADA Chairman Forrest McConnnell.
McConnell subbed for Fox in a presentation Thursday at the American Financial Services Association Vehicle Finance Conference. ...
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SAN FRANCISCO -- There are six basic questions that journalists use to write and explain what’s going on around us. They’re expressed very simply, but on occasion, incredibly hard to answer.
Who? What? Where? When? Why? And How?
And when you think about Jeep -- specifically the brand that tallied over 1 million global sales in 2014, including 692,348 sales in the U.S. -- most of thos ...